01:55 , Oct 13, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Bourla’s breadcrumbs to value

Incoming CEO Albert Bourla has spent only a few of his 25 years at Pfizer Inc. in the pharma’s innovative drugs business, but there are signs he already has laid the groundwork for innovating how...
21:45 , Oct 1, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Pfizer COO Bourla to succeed Read as CEO

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) named an insider, COO Albert Bourla, to succeed Ian Read as CEO on Jan. 1. During Read’s eight-year tenure, he reshaped Pfizer into a slimmer, three-part organization and helped it navigate key...
18:23 , Jun 29, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA approves CV label update for Pfizer's Celebrex

FDA approved a label supplement for Celebrex celecoxib from Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to include data from a postmarketing cardiovascular outcomes trial showing that the lowest approved dose of Celebrex had similar CV safety to that...
15:20 , May 9, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Musculoskeletal

INDICATION: Muscular dystrophy Mouse studies suggest that COX-2 inhibition could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). In a mouse model of DMD, the COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex celecoxib decreased immune cell infiltration in tibialis anterior muscle and...
19:56 , Apr 27, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA panel affirms safety of Pfizer's Celebrex

FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted 15-5 that the Phase IV CV outcomes PRECISION trial showed that Celebrex celecoxib from Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) had comparable cardiovascular safety to...
20:48 , Apr 25, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

FDA panel affirms safety of Pfizer's Celebrex

FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted 15-5 that the Phase IV CV outcomes PRECISION trial showed that Celebrex celecoxib from Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) had comparable cardiovascular safety to...
21:06 , Apr 6, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Smid-cap smorgasbord

While the biggest milestone of the second quarter came early and turned out to be a disappointment, investors still have plenty to look forward to in immuno-oncology. In addition, specialist investors’ current strategy of overweighting...
18:21 , Apr 3, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Neurology

INDICATION: Epilepsy Mouse studies suggest inhibiting COX-2 could help treat autosomal dominant lateral temporal lobe epilepsy (ADLTE), which is caused by LGI1 mutations. In cortex samples from a LGI1-knockout mouse model of ADLTE, levels of COX-2...
00:38 , Jan 6, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Burgeoning bellwethers

  The miserable performance of large cap biotechs last quarter is likely to be a boon for small- and mid-cap players this year, in more ways than one. Buysiders spent most of 2017 focusing to a...
22:50 , Jan 5, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Against radical pain

CerSci Therapeutics thinks that by neutralizing peroxynitrite and other free radicals it can treat acute pain and prevent it from becoming chronic, without the potential for abuse and addiction. CerSci was founded in 2014 to create...